Drink

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. paddles into western Wisconsin

Bent Paddle Brewing's beer is eastward bound, as the brewery’s distribution footprint extends further into Wisconsin. The Duluth brewery has … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Fruit beers, anniversary ales, & more

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. That’s why to help keep you up-to-date with … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Loony’s Brew

It’s not the northernmost brewery in Minnesota, but Loony’s Brew, which started pouring its own beer last week just over a year after opening as a … [Read more]

Hops and pot: The definitive guide to how they’re related

Hops are a resinous, green flower, and from what Snoop Dogg taught me, so too is that sticky icky icky. But the similarities between hops and … [Read more]

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Food

Minnesota Spoon: Back to base camp with J.D. Fratzke

J.D. Fratzke tucks a brown paper bag under a small teepee of sticks. It’s been raining here, last night and early this morning. He searches for drier … [Read more]

Gray Duck Tavern lands in St. Paul this May

The Madison Restaurant Group, which is behind Public Kitchen & Bar and Handsome Hog, has a name for its new restaurant going into the Lowry Hotel … [Read more]

NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar and The Basement Bar opening September in North Loop

Hello we are NoLo's Kitchen & Bar. Follow and watch us bring modern comfort to the #northloop as we prepare to open fall of #2017 #slowlybutsurely … [Read more]

St. Paul’s first plant-based restaurant, J. Selby’s, now open

All vegetarians and vegans have their own reasons for choosing a diet free of meat and other animal products. For former physician Matt Clayton, it … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Craft Culture: Fresh views on camping at Vistabule Teardrop Trailers

There’s a timeless nostalgia and sense of adventure in the very shape of a teardrop camping trailer. The petite, two-person campers weigh around 1,200 pounds and can be hauled by most station wagons or small trucks. They were popularized in the … [Read more]

Gotta catch ’em small: Growing “micro-fishing” trend has Twin Cities roots

Aaron Bye is a Stillwater-based home inspector who built his business around an extreme attention to detail. He found a fitting hobby, almost by accident, and coined the term “micro-fishing” on a 2009 trip when the fishing was slow. “We were … [Read more]

Hidden Minnesota: 5 underappreciated state parks and recreation areas to visit this year

Minnesota has long been recognized as the land of 10,000 sky blue-tinted lakes. But did you know the North Star State also is home to 66 state parks, not to mention an additional nine recreational areas, 25 state trails, and 43 state forest … [Read more]

Root beer maverick: How one little, old lady battled the harsh Minnesota wilderness & made root beer for thousands

Until 1986, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was home to hundreds of wild species, including moose, beavers, bears, bobcats, bald eagles—and one little, old lady named Dorothy Molter. Molter was the last legal non-indigenous resident of … [Read more]

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